Vail Symposium announces winter schedule
VAIL – Backyard adventures throughout Colorado, the Middle East crisis, global energy, Swiss folk-style furniture painting and Battle Mountain High School’s greenhouse are among the topics that will be explored this winter by Vail Symposium, entering its 35th season.
The Symposium and the Beaver Creek Resort company will present a retrospective of films by director David Cronenberg Friday and Saturday during the Beaver Creek Winter Film Series. “Dead Ringers,” “Spider” and “A History of Violence” will be shown during. Denver film critic Walter Chaw will lead discussions.On Jan. 23 retired Ambassador Philip Wilcox, a former U.S. consul general in Jerusalem, will talk about events in Israel and Palestine at the Cordillera Valley Club.
Wilcox is president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace, a Washington D.C.-based foundation working for peace between Israelis and Palestinians. Wilcox also was director for Arab-Israeli affairs and deputy assistant secretary of state for Middle Eastern affairs.
On Jan. 25, the Symposium will celebrate the birthday of Scottish poet Robert Burns, who died in 1796, with a typical Scots’ dinner featuring haggis and neeps. In March, the Symposium will hold its own birthday party. And on Earth Day, April 22, with an environmental festival.For ticket information, listing of other events and more complete schedules, contact the Vail Symposium at 476-0954 or visit http://www.vailsymposium.org.